MCO503-CaseBriefWeek5.docx - Week Five Case Brief Background Facts Within the state of Minnesota there is a state statute called � 211B.11 that does not

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Week Five Case Brief Background Facts Within the state of Minnesota, there is a state statute, called § 211B.11 that does not allow voters to wear political apparel within polling centers on election days. As it is stated in the statute, “political badge, political button, or other political insignia” inside a polling place on Election Day. Individuals will be requested to cover-up political apparel from election officials. The statute cannot prevent an individual to vote, but officials that help run the election can write down the voter’s information and can potentially be prosecuted. This fact behind this case arose when Andrew Cilek, the Executive Director of the Minnesota Voters Alliance, was stopped by an election official in a polling center because of his Tea Party t-shirt, which says “Don’t Tread on Me”, and his political button. This took place in November 2010. He was asked to provide his photo identification to be able and vote. Due to this interruption, Cilek, the Minnesota Voters
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  • Fall '16
  • Morgan Loew
  • Supreme Court of the United States, First Amendment to the United States Constitution, U.S Supreme court

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